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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/28/17

Applications Due01/16/18

Vacancy ID46355

AgencyTaxation & Finance, State

TitleAssociate Accountant

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $71847 to $90876 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? Yes

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address WA Harriman Campus, Building 8

City Albany


Zip Code12227

Minimum Qualifications One year of permanent or contingent-permanent NYS service in a title within two salary grades and eligible for transfer under Section
70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Candidates must possess 24 semester credit hours in accounting and/or auditing.

Duties Description Under the general direction of a Principal Accountant, the incumbent will perform the following essential functions:
• Oversee the assigned accounting functions of the unit including the preparation and maintenance of any journals, ledgers, reconciliations, and calculations necessary to determine the accurate distribution of revenue.
• Insure the integrity of reported revenue, refund, adjustment, offset and other financial transactions through the creation of journal entries and other adjustments to various accounting and main frame systems.
• Prepare and maintain work papers in support of the quarterly and annual GAAP accrual reporting package.
• Oversee the timely preparation and dissemination of daily, weekly, and monthly financial reports and certifications.
• Supervise staff, assign and review work, provide technical guidance, set professional standards, evaluate staff performance, foster staff's professional and technical development, and ensure that unit and division objectives are achieved.
• Maintain and apply a professional knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, practices, and computer software techniques.
• Review and analyze all applicable tax legislative changes, make recommendations concerning the impact on existing accounting systems, and propose solutions to accommodate changes.
• Maintain and apply knowledge of Department systems in order to appraise the systems' internal controls and their impact on the accounting applications and assess impact from legislative or operational changes.
• Participate in the design, testing, and implementation of Information Technology initiatives, new tax systems and processing/vendor RFPs. Participation can include providing user requirements, development of test conditions, analyzing deviations from expected results, and initiating the change control process.
• Participate in the ongoing process of evaluating, revising, and modifying accounting procedures and methodologies, including the expanded use of computer hardware and software applications to enhance reporting capabilities.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with Bureau and Division management, Division of the Budget, Office of the State Comptroller, independent audit staff, localities and other governmental entities.
Adhere to the Department’s time and attendance rules and regulations.

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Name Amy Billetts

Telephone 518-530-4891


Email Address


Street WA Harriman Campus - Building 8

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12227


Notes on ApplyingPlease supply resume with social security number for appointment transfer eligibility. When responding, please respond with the vacancy ID # and title.

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